I’ve recently had the epiphany that any game featuring Aerosmith — the objectively greatest Rock ‘N Roll band of all time — is better off for it. I’d even go as far as to say Aerosmith has the Midas touch when it comes to video games, as I can’t think of a single bad game that Aerosmith has been involved in.
Yesterday, famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski — famous for creating Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War series — decided it was finally time to give Firewatch a play.
Just 15 minutes in, Cliff quit the game and tweeted, “Yeah I respect the devs of Firewatch and don’t mind walking sims but it is entirely too hipster for me, not gonna stick with it, sorry.”
People quickly took offense to this and let Dude Huge know about it, to which he politely responded, “Some overly sensitive Lena Dunham Brooklyn beard wearing types are, like, gonna unfollow me now over my Firewatch posts. FUCK OFF.”
But Cliff also wanted his followers to know that he is a sensitive guy with real feelings, noting, “I keep an open perspective on all games. Cibele drove me to tears. Firewatch bored me. Deal with it.”
Yeah I respect the devs of Firewatch and don’t mind walking sims but it is entirely too hipster for me, not gonna stick with it, sorry.
What I’ve gathered from Cliff’s Twitter is that he wants a walking simulator that is as mainstream as possible. So without further adieu, the most mainstream walking sim ever created, just for you, Cliffy B:
Hey folks, I’ll keep this brief. I’m delighted to say, effective immediately, my role as your favorite writer here at Destructoid is coming to an end. It may not come as a huge surprise, as I’ve kind of been building to this for a while, but I’m going to Kotaku.
My new series SINsorship pokes fun at all the people who rage about localization changes (mostly dealing with female objectification / sexualization) while showing just how ridiculous their arguments are.